Department of Biomedical Informatics

About the Department

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) at Arizona State University fosters strong partnerships among academic researchers, clinical practitioners and regional health care providers in the advancement of research and education in the science and practice of biomedical informatics.

BMI is currently offering a Bachelor of Science (BS)Master of Science (MS) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field, specifically designed to bring together clinicians and researchers in teams to apply new developments in informatics theory to clinical practice. Courses feature a sequence in methodology, problem solving and the latest software and systems solutions. We are also offering a Master of Advanced Study (MAS) in Health Informatics designed to offer professionals working in the field of health care an opportunity to earn a master level degree on the effective use of information technology, data science, and knowledge representation to impact health and health care.

Partnerships with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, and Barrow Neurological Institute, among others, infuse the program with practical research mandates and clinical relevance that reinforce BMI’s standard of excellence and leadership.


To advance the science and technology of biomedical informatics, inform and influence policy, and improve individual and population health, the department of biomedical informatics is committed to excellence and leadership in:

  • research and development that, through diverse community for our clinical and interdisciplinary collaborations, advances basic science, contributes broadly to knowledge, and solves real life problems in the biomedical sciences and health care.
  • education, through the creation and delivery of innovative curricula and instructional methods aimed across the spectrum of professional development.
  • community engagement aimed at developing and fostering mutually beneficial relationships and collaborations that are relevant and responsive to community needs.
  • service, through provision of resources and capabilities that foster education and research and address local, regional and national problems.